New RFI for remote sensing & C4ISR posted through GSA
On March 29, the General Services Administration posted a request for information (RFI) for Remote Sensing and Command, Control, Communications & Computer Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (RS&C4ISR) (Solicitation number: ID01160039). Responses are due no later than April 7, 2016 at 12:00pm EST.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing assisted acquisition services for the Department of Defense (DoD) pursuant to an Interagency Agreement (IA) entered into and administered in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 17.5, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) guidance, and respective policies and procedures of DoD and GSA.
This announcement has two purposes: (1) to obtain expressions of interest from firms with demonstrated experience and performance at the prime contractor level, and (2) to gauge the capability of those interested firms or teams as viable contenders at the prime contractor level.
The anticipated formal solicitation is for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract with a maximum value of $850M, over a five year ordering period. It is envisioned that the contract type(s) will be time and material (T&M), labor hour, firm fixed price, and cost plus fixed fee. We anticipate awarding to no more than three firms. There will be very discerning and difficult evaluation criteria which will include but will not be limited to direct, recent or current experience in the functional areas including working with the mission partners on similar QRC C4&ISR efforts. This RFI/Sources Sought is NOT a request for proposals, nor does it restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. We invite any size business concerns with the required experience to provide a capability statement in response to this RFI/Sources Sought.
There is a need to acquire specialized contractor support with demonstrated Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) to respond to programmatic, engineering, and security needs in an increasingly joint environment to support the mission of the Remote Sensing and Command, Control, Communications & Computer Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (RS&C4ISR) community. The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) needs span across Technical Evaluation, Demonstration and Assessment, System Engineering, Information Assurance, Cyber Operations, DoD Infrastructure, manned and unmanned systems, Maritime Domain Awareness, remote sensing, training, Human Systems Integration, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW) and Information Operations (IO), Modeling, Simulation, and Foreign Comparative Testing.
The Scope of the IDIQ is to support development of Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) through streamlined acquisition processes, demonstrations, user Concept of Operations (CONOPS), technical assessments, and new system development that will support near-term and long term operational requirements within the National, DoD, and Intelligence Communities as well as non-DoD agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the Treasury (DOT), Department of the Interior (DOI), and the Department of State (DOS). The Contractor will be expected to provide qualified personnel capable of performing highly technical, cutting-edge military research and development efforts as well as programmatic oversight services.
Worldwide services are required. The services to be procured are non-personal and are not inherently Government functions. Activities to be performed include the performance of tasks and completion of products/deliverables for eight ISR functional categories that support all segments of the project/system/enterprise life-cycle process. Specific requirements will be tailored to the specific focus and requirements of that functional category. The eight functional areas are: Technical Collection and Analysis, Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I), and Test and Evaluation (T&E),Studies, Modeling and Simulation, and Technical Support, Forensics, Biometrics, and Signature Support,Cyber Technologies, Cyber Operations, Information Operations, Data, and C4 Knowledge Management, Logistics, Training, and Infrastructure Services Support.
Full information is available here.